1965 – The Rolling Stones begin recording their “Out of Our Heads” album at Chess Studios in Chicago.
1966 – A year after returning to her home state of Texas from San Francisco, Janis Joplin heads west again. She was summoned by Chet Helms, a friend who is now managing Big Brother & the Holding Company.
1967 – Mick Jagger and Keith Richards appear in court on charges of drug possession in Chichester, England. They plead not guilty and elect to go to trial. The same day, fellow Rolling Stone Brian Jones is arrested on charges of unlawful possession of drugs.
1968 – Jim Morrison of the Doors incites an audience riot during a Chicago concert, then escapes backstage as the crowd battles with police.
1969 – Led Zeppelin debuts on the UK album charts at no. 6
1969 – The Who debut the Tommy tour in Detroit Michigan
1969 – The Moody Blues started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘On The Threshold Of A Dream’
1970 – David Bowie won the Ivor Novello Award for “Space Oddity” on This Day in Rock! Voted “Best Original Song”
1974 – Eric Clapton records “I Shot the Sheriff.”
1974 – A party to celebrate the launch of Led Zeppelin’s Swan Song label at Los Angeles’ Bel Air Hotel ends with the guests tossing food and chinaware at one another.
1974 – The Who sell out Madison Square Garden in eight hours
1985 – The Go-Go’s announce their breakup.
1986 – Drummer Tommy Lee of Motley Crue marries actress Heather Locklear.
2000 – Courtney Love is among those participating in the Million Mom March on Washington, D.C. Love is campaigning on behalf of gun control.
2006 – Great White tour manager Daniel Biechele is sentence to four years in jail after pleading guilty to 100 counts of involuntary manslaughter. In February 2003, a fire at a nightclub set off by the metal band’s pyro killed 100 people.
2011 – The Cars release ‘Move like this’ on CD